Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ode To The Cane

Love it or hate it, the cane is something that causes a reaction before it even touches you.

Fear. Pleasure. Loathing. Intrigue.

Thinking about it can twist my stomach into knots. If you'd asked me a few years ago if I'd be willing to experiment with a cane, I would've said hell no! It was a hard limit for me in the beginning. Everything I saw or heard about caning seemed so severe which terrified me.

And being American, it's not the most common type of implement to really be exposed to anyway. Many spankos have never touched one. My friend Mr. A started to really get into caning last year and after hearing many good things from others who'd tried it, I bit the bullet. It was a really good experience, which I wrote about here.

Crazy me, I've since requested it on a few occasions. I've grown to really enjoy it at times. But that certainly doesn't mean that I always receive nice canings. It can leave a sting like no other. For those who've never tried it, just remember that no one implement is really "bad." It's a matter of the intent to which it's being used and who is wielding it. Just about anything can be used softer or sensually up to making you feel like you've been attacked by a swarm of bees.

I also prefer sting to thud so it works quite nicely for that. But there are a lot of different canes out there and I'm told that many of them are on the thuddy end of the equation, if that's your cup of tea. I also love the ritual part of a spanking. Canes can give a very school-type traditional feel to a scene. Being bent over a desk, skirt raised, can be thrilling and terrifying all at the same time.

When I'm in the right headspace for it, the cane creates quite the mindfuck. Hearing that unmistakable swish through the air before it strikes. Feeling the light taps across my bottom before the harder stroke lands. The sound, the feel, it's the whole package. *shivers* Mindfuck. I know someone will get after me for language, but that's really the perfect word to describe it. I need something that gets into my head sometimes.

found at The Pink Papers

If you're a fan of marks, the cane leaves some distinct and lovely ones. Angry little lines of fire. It can be applied in many different ways. Softer, sensually, with a touch of sting. A slow, steady build-up, preparing you for the six of the best at the end. Fast and furious, squirm-inducing, feet kicking, feeling like your bottom is on fire sting. Tonight I received the latter and am typing this while sitting on my stinging bottom with a smile.


Anonymous said...

So true about the cane. Maybe, we should have a cane lover's group within SCONY. We can be charter members.


Dragon's Rose said...

I'll pass on the cane, thanks. I red out too fast every time

Emen said...

I love/hate it like nothing else. There is nothing else like it. I've been too long without it. Do I want it? Yes/no.

Marne said...

I love the cane, too! The "afterburn" is like nothing else! Enjoy the results while they last, Lea.

SpankCake said...

I love the cane... in fact, my spanking blog is quickly turning into a caning blog! LOL.

However, I think the man who strikes me with it makes it so sexy. I have yet to love a paddling, but I'm sure when delivered by the right person it will be sexy as hell.


PS I love getting it first with the thuddy cane, to be followed up by the stingier cane.

SNP said...

I am just going to take your word on the Cane!:)

sugarsweethoney21 said...

Good post Lea :) I never, EVER thought I would say it, but I do enjoy this implement. It was a hard limit for me as well, but now that just seems silly--it really does come down to how it is used. Ace loves it too, the sound it makes and especially the marks it leaves--we only have one in our arsenal currently, but He is already talking about getting another :) And I am(surprisingly) not opposed at all to the idea. :)

Ursus Lewis said...

I always loved to fantasize about canes. I have some little experience on my own, but I wish I had a partner to get more, much more experience. It's just such a nice implement!

Lea said...

@joey, Hehe, sounds like we have a few recruits already!

@Dragon's Rose, Lucky for us spankos, there's plenty of other implements to choose from!

@Emen, There really isn't anything else like it.

@Marne, You're a fan that has something in common with me- a good first experience. I think that makes a big difference!

@SpankCake, The person behind the implement can certainly make the experience even better.

@SNP, If you never try, you'll never know! ;-)

@sugar, I have two identical ones, both rattan, but wouldn't object to adding another either.

@Urs, Here's this being too far away problem again! ;-) If you have one in October, I'd be willing to give it a go.

Ana said...


*tries to say something else and just shudders*

Erica said...

I agree, there's nothing quite like the cane. And they're only as wicked (or nice) as the tops who wield them.

For sure, some thicker canes are thuddy rather than stinging. I detest those. Unfortunately, those are never the ones that break.

Lea said...

@Ana, Well, I did warn you! ;-)

@Erica, I haven't tried the thuddy types but I generally do not like thuddy things, so can't imagine I'd enjoy that.

Ursus Lewis said...

Tonight you gave me the prefect opportunity to use a cane Lea. Looking forward to ask you where I'm from in October.

Kaelah said...

I'm a bit late on this one. For me, the cane is the most fascinating implement as well. I love its class, I love the marks it produces, I just don't love the kind of pain (I'm more into thud than into sting). But, first of all, a slow build-up can be helpful, and secondly, from time to time the specialty of the cane is worth the pain of a severe caning without any build-up, too. :-) Applying the cane is of course great as well. And it doesn't even involve any pain at all, at least not for me. ;-)

Lea said...

@Ursus Lewis, Well, Sweden IS 6 letters so I suppose that fits with the typical six strokes. :-D

@Kaelah, I've never applied it to someone else but will take your word on it not being painful for the giver. ;-)